Faery Artifacts (and Winter is here)

Hello strange people! We're about half way through Winter here in Australia, so I've been hibernating. I don't like the cold much but I do like cooking and crafting so there is a bright side. Here's some interesting artifacts I've been preserving, mainly faery wands and wisdom sticks. There is also a piece made with a…

Blast from the past! Looking back at my early artworks

The other night I was looking through my old sketch books and it was crazy to see how far I've come with my art. Especially when I could remember doing the old work and how I felt about it at the time or what inspired me. I took a few photos on my trusty mobile…

Behold! The Two Headed Faery Corpse

I've been busy yet again creating even more dead faeries! I decided to experiment with new ideas which resulted in the conjoined twins corpse. Pretty neat huh!? I also handmade more artifacts including a bow and arrow, developed new tags and labels and also trapped a faery inside a jar. Two of these will be…

Competition time! – (Ended 25.06.13)

This competition has now ended, congratulations to the three winners: Hayley Warren, Kaela Joy and Cha Cha Rae! For more giveaways and special things keep an eye out on my facebook page here.   Hello! I'm having a competition on my facebook page B.Inspired which goes for only 2 weeks! I have 3 mystery prize packs…

The art of preserving dead faeries

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This is a recent creation inspired by the 'Dead fairy hoax' and the idea of displaying a faery corpse in a shadow box like you would a dead butterfly. I found some step by step instructions that you can also follow here. You can of course alter the method and equipment used to suit yourself.

For this one pictured I used a small toy skeleton found on ebay, stockings, pva glue, hot glue, tissue, spray paint, acrylic paint (inc. gold) celephane and alpaca fur. (use whatever hair/fur you can get hold of) The wand is made from a stick, piece of amethyst and some waxy thread also known as 'cat gut' which is often used to make dream catches.Oh, and glue. 

I did some research and came up with the latin terms 'Volatilis Virgo' which means 'Winged Girl/Maiden' and 'Veneficus Virga' which is 'Magic Wand'. Or according to one translation, 'Poisonous green stick' which almost works.